Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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New Custom AI - ResonanceBot 5-1c
New Workshop General: Artificial Intelligence
File Size
1.024 MB
Jul 1, 2015 @ 3:29pm
Jan 11 @ 12:28pm
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New Custom AI - ResonanceBot 5-1c

ResonanceBot 5-1c Description: (PLAYS RISE OF THE RAJAS)
Click 'Subscribe' to download a very challenging and advanced Custom AI for Age of Empires II: HD Edition. I designed this AI to provide the most fun experience possible, rather than focusing on creating the most competitive AI out there. This mod supports both the vanilla HD Edition, "The Forgotten Expansion", "The African Kingdoms", and "The Rise of the Rajas". This AI (ResonanceBot) can play all civilizations and on most random maps with standard settings. Every difficulty level has been meticulously balanced to ensure that players of all skill levels have a great experience. Playing against ResonanceBot 5-1c is a great way to learn and practice Age of Empires II against a very intelligent opponent. With numerous customization options and a ton of randomized strategies, ResonanceBot 5-1c is designed to provide a refreshing and enjoyable match every time.

Setup Instructions and >> FAQ (contains full list of custom Commands!): << (View in Browser) (Download Link)

>>You must enable Audio Taunts in the Options for the AI to function properly as of Patch 5.7, and use the Chat Menu to communicate (top right in-game) <<

Download Changelog for Version 5-1c & Updates: (View in Browser) (Download Link)

*Note that the HotFix changes starting from July 21, 2015 are at the bottom of the changelog!

If you're looking for a way to practice or something fun to play with your friends then my AI should be perfect for you. The most important feature of it is that my AI auto-balances the difficulty for you to ensure that players and teams of all skill levels can always have a good game. Of course you should still select a Difficulty level because that influences it too! :P

Major Changes from the previous version:
-Strategies on all maps have been improved and a ton of new ones have been added!
-Attack Logic on land maps is now much smarter and better optimized. This should reduce lag.
-Hard/Hardest difficulty cheats have been reduced substantially to compensate for the improvements!
-Build Orders, Researches, and Economy Management has been improved to better match the chosen strategy.
-Bug fixes and a long list of miscellaneous improvements.

More Information on ResonanceBot 5-1c:
This AI (ResonanceBot 5-1c) was designed by me, Resonance22, to provide the most fun experience possible. In order to achieve this, the AI is packed full of personality, customization, and flexibility. It trains units to counter the enemy and has a wide variety of randomized strategies to choose from. When the AI is defeated it will typically ask its opponents for permission to Resign. The AI automatically adjusts the difficulty to meet the average skill level of the enemies. This ensures that my AI always produces a good game. My AI also offers helpful advice and serves as great practice for players looking to improve. If you're looking for something fun to play with your friends, my AI should be perfect for that. For once you do not need to be concerned with balancing the teams, since the AI does that for you.

When playing against my AI, make sure to set the Starting Age to the Dark Age and the Population to at least 150 (preferably 200 or above)!

Difficulty Recommendations:
Easiest: [For beginners or very casual players (1400 or below rating)]
Standard: [For beginners or casual players (1600-1400)].
Moderate: [For somewhat experienced or novice players (1700-1600)].
Hard: [For somewhat experienced or average players (1850-1700)].
Hardest: [For experienced or skilled players (1850 or above rating)]. I can beat Hardest 1v1 with no Tower Rushing or AI exploits at all. :D So you can too with enough practice! It is for 1850+ players. <== This build order is great for practice!

The last two difficulties do cheat for small amounts of resources to keep things interesting. I assure you that ResonanceBot has been balanced incredibly carefully though. It's not really fair to compare ResonanceBot to the new default Computer player in Aoe2 HD, since the new Computer player was designed to be completely fair with no cheating and rely on near-perfect economy usage to win, but because of that it cannot provide a challenge for faster players and behaves very differently from the Original Conquerors AI (which is also different in HD). Mine is a balance between the two. I allow ResonanceBot to cheat for small amounts of resources on Hard/Hardest so that it can still provide a fair challenge for faster players and have a more humanlike economy at all difficulties.

Future Updates:
Over time I plan to expand upon my AI and add more features.
You can occasionally find me hosting lobbies with my AI and joining other lobbies with my AI.
I most frequently play on DLC lobbies in Age of Empires II: HD Edition.
You may also find me live streaming gameplay of my AI here:
I may also upload gameplay of my AI here:
Fund more updates (all updates are free):

Other Awesome AIs:

Before Commenting:
Make sure to read the FAQ file that I have listed above! It has a full list of custom commands that can allow you to disable or enable certain AI features (such as preventing it from resigning early). ;) Most odd behaviors are also likely a result of bugs with Aoe2 HD's engine (LOTS of new AI engine bugs since Patch 4.0 and Patch 5.0). The AI engine in HD is also quite limited overall and does not have all of the Userpatch 1.4 features, so not all suggestions will be possible. Of course I'd be happy to help you with anything not covered there. GLHF!
Popular Discussions View All (16)
May 22, 2017 @ 10:25am
Wall Building Bug
Last Gen Richtofen
Sep 6, 2018 @ 3:43pm
The treaty length breaks the AI
Hλlf Way Lambda
Aug 19, 2018 @ 7:07pm
Blockages in narrow passages
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May 30 @ 2:23pm 
Pretty hardcore bot, and that's not a figure of speech.
If you love a good challenge this ones for you.
Head May 22 @ 4:27am 
This is such a beautiful mod, but damn, I'm playing on standard difficulty and I'm getting raped basically. Can't keep up with the rate at which the AI is spawning units just 4 mins into the Castle Age.
sferlivo May 18 @ 8:00am 
Depuis que j'ai installé "Resonance22", ça BUG ! Comment l'enlever ? Merci !
Im Kazuma May 11 @ 2:13pm 
Thanks, i play only vs bots and this is very fun!
creatheonvyse May 10 @ 9:42pm 
Hey Resonance22 - would you mind if I used your AI as a base for other AIs... that I might get around to making?
Book of Dead Giants May 5 @ 10:49pm 
Thanks resonance22 :paperheart:
greeny Apr 29 @ 6:28pm 
Love this, Made standard difficulty loads more fun me. Thanks resonance22
The Shrek MMO Apr 29 @ 1:51pm 
Hey, it's me again. Just wanted to say you suck.
CrispyButt PhD Apr 29 @ 3:07am 
I've played at least 30 games vs this AI. Every game is exactly the same, if I dont wipe him out early, I push in but get repelled and the inevitably around the 50 minute mark he has a huge mass of arblists which I cannot ever defeat, even with elite skirms. And then I lose my army and I cannot match his. Even if I am ahead in economy, this exact same pattern keeps happening over and over and over again, no matter what units I make. This doesn't seem 'adaptive' at all to me, and its insanely frustrating and not fun to play against. I really appreciate the effort, but I don't see how this AI is anything close to what is described, maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I carefully read the entire help file and made sure to pick suggested civs and maps.
The Shrek MMO Apr 23 @ 11:06pm 
Also, what's up with the boat spam? Learn how to do things right.